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4.8-magnitude earthquake hits Swat and surrounding areas

Experiencing the tremours, area residents panicked and came out of their houses.

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4.8-magnitude earthquake hits Swat and surrounding areas on Sunday afternoon.

The tremours had left the residents of Mingora city and surrounding areas in a panic however, no casualties were reported.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD)’s seismic monitoring centre, the depth of the earthquake was measured to be 178 kilometres.

The bordering area of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan was identified as the epicentre of the earthquake.

Swat District is a district in the Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Swat is the 15th-largest district of KP province having a population of 2,309,570 per the 2017 national census.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.